To the Songless Hill – Harmonics Pre=Ciel – by Akiko Shikata
Lyrics are in two fictional languages in addition to Japanese. A translation and a summary of the translation can be found here.
It’s time for Under Your Radar! Today, we’ll be covering a PS3 game named Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star, released in Japan as Surge Concerto: Ar nosurge ~A Song that Prays for a Planet Being Born~ (~Umareizuru Hoshi e Inoru Uta~). This game has an updated Vita port in Japan.
It is the second part of the Surge Concerto duology, the previous game being the Japan-only Vita game Surge Concerto: Ciel nosurge. Furthermore, this game is a distant prequel to the Ar tonelico series, taking place 1000 years prior to the PS2 game Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia. It was developed by Gust and published by Koei-Tecmo in all regions.
As a side-note, this game launched with a terrible translation that had conversations split between NPCs, young ladies referring to themselves as old men, and most proper nouns having 2-3 spellings used consecutively. This was all fixed in a patch a few months later. Continue reading